A mother and her daughter have been identified as the two people whose bodies were found at the bottom of a NSW cliff.
Police said the 33-year-old woman and two-year-old girl died on Tuesday afternoon after going over the edge of cliff at tourist spot Robertson Lookout in Mount Keira near Wollongong, in the Illawarra region, on Tuesday.
A spokesperson from NSW Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia the relationship and ages of the pair.
The bodies of the mother and daughter had been retrieved from the bottom of the cliff, the spokesperson said.
Earlier on Tuesday, NSW Police said emergency services were called to the spot shortly after 1.50pm following reports of a “concern for welfare”.
The bodies of the young mum and her daughter were subsequently found deceased beneath the lookout.
“It’s steep, it’s hectic, we’ve got police coming in from the low side, police trekking down from the high side and the consideration of the helicopter,” Superintendent Chris Craner said of terrain where the recovery mission was taking place, according to News Corp.
“It’s a treacherous, dangerous area we need to get to respectfully to get these people out.”
Devastated family members of the mother and daughter arrived at the site of the tragic incident, and emergency services were doing their best to comfort and console them, News Corp and Nine News reported.
“It’s going to be absolutely devastating for the community who don’t know these people and hear this and what it’s about,” Commander Superintendent Craner said.
NSW Police told Yahoo News Australia that while the police operation was completed the area remained a crime scene and closed to the public.
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